This is not a save-the-world story.
Outcast. Burnt. Rotspawn.
In a fading world on the brink of its end, Sunmine stands besieged by the Jungle of Rot. Tensions simmer between the Woodfolk and the Sun Empire Citizens, trapped together in these shrinking lands.
Amidst this turmoil, a figure stands out: Anpô, the sole outsider to ever come from beyond the Rot and survive.
Is he to be the doom of Sunmine, as so many claim? A cursed Rotspawn, touched from birth by the Black Rot that devours the world? Or could the bloodred whirls of ink on his chest hide the answers they need?
In this Eldritch tale of love and despair, Anpô’s true nature becomes entwined with the hopes and hatred of Sunmine’s inhabitants as the forces of this decaying world converge around him. Will he carve himself a place in these lands that are not his, unlocking the secrets shrouding his past? Or will he crumble under the weight of their fear and mistrust, unleashing whichever dark destiny might lurk within him?
Filled with complex characters, mysterious creatures, and heart-pounding action, The Rot Within is the first installment of the Tales of a World Devoured – perfect for fans of intricate magic systems and deep-lore worldbuilding such as Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series.